Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Check-in

Hmm, here we go again. There are a lot of things that once I start them will be quickly crossed off and then there are a ton of things that are going to take a while so I'm getting started now so hopefully by the time my 1001 days are up I will at least have made some progress.

So here are some of the ones that I'm working on because I do not have anything else to cross off yet.

11. destash supplies until they fit in designated areas . Some progress made. I started a scarf which is going to take me forever but at least it is from stashed yarn. I'm also planning a couple of small sewing projects in the next little while so hopefully my material stash will shrink some this week too.

13. Start a french self-study or class Kind of started. I'm still hopeing to take a class but Phillip also bought me a "my french coach" for my Nintendo DS so I can do vocabulary building. Now I need something for grammer.

76. Finish Sweater. Um...I goofed and had to frog a very large piece of the sweater. Slightly backwards on that one this week.

94. Work out at least 15 minutes a day for 30 days consecutively
. I'm starting this one today. I expect to have many quits and restarts so hopefully if I start now I'll make progress by the end.

Hmm, I think that's it. Not a whole lot of progress this week but I know I'll have at least one more thing off the list next week. Progress is progress!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Number 33!

Well, we officially managed to get ahold of a TV converter box. The hardest part of getting it setup was getting the end of the power cord through the teenytiny little hole in the back of our entertainment unit. You see, the DVD player is on a shelf above the TV and we put the Convertor box on top of it. Well, my Father-in-law built it and it's beautiful, don't get me wrong. However, he also forgot that cords need to run through it so it really only has a makeshift hole that we had to make bigger. It kind of turned into a long process. Anyway, it's setup now and we do get a few more channels and when they come in clear, they are great to watch but when they don't, forget it. At least with analog you could watch it a little fuzzy. DTV becomes very pixelated and the sound is the first thing to go. Jury is still out whether this is going to be a vast improvement or just annoying.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday check in #3

Well, I can't say I made any real progress this week. But I said I'd check in once and week, so here I am!

#33. Buy converter box for TV. We tried twice to no avail! Walmart was out of them. We have to go back tonite for something else so maybe tonite I can cross that one off.

#51 Get my brain age down to 25. I picked up brain age 2 mornings in a row now so at least I can say I'm working on it. It says I'm at 36 but that assessment is from months ago. My brain has defiantely aged since then.

#76. Finish sweater. Worked on it the last few days. The back is repetative and boring but I'm trucking away!

#92. Read 50 Books and journal abou them. I'm working on The Hobbit. Okay, okay, technically I've read it before but I still think it counts. It's my "light" Tolkien reading as I'm planning on reading the Lord of the Rings next.

On an unrealated note, we are seriously close to being done our Christmas shopping. This is a first for me, as it's not even December yet!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday 101 Check-in

Okay, time for my second friday 101 goal check in!

I'm down to 100 before this post and I have made some progress this week but not tons.

#11. Destash supplies until they fit in designated areas. Umm, Kind of progress. DH bought me a ballwinder for my birthday so I will be able to organize my yarn stash better. However, I also bought 4 balls of Caron Simply Soft Eco to make a houndstooth scarf with so I may be going forwards and backwards at the same time.

#14. Buy a DS. Done! I spent my birthday money on a Metallic Rose Nintendo DS. Now I just need a case for it!

I think that's pretty much it, but at least I'm down to 99!

Monday, November 10, 2008

#5: Complete!

Goal 5. Make fingerless gloves for mom.

Okay, so I never said it was a big goal, but atleast I'm finished one. One down, 100 left to go!

Friday, November 7, 2008

101 in 1001 Friday update!

I've decided that I need to update at least once a week, whether I've done anything or not. Some are ongoing so I will try to update on those as well as any other in progress or finished ones. Without further ado!

5. Make fingerless gloves for mom. I've started this one. I'm almost done 1 glove and have done 1/2 pieces on the second one. I should be done in a couple of days tops.

31. Switch to environmentally safe cleaning products. This one my husband actually started without me. He bought some clorox green stuff for the toilet. We'll see if it does as good of a job as the regular stuff.

52. Read through communication book with DH. We started one a couple weeks ago but are only a few chapters in currently. This one I need to get on again.

53. Reduce debt load by 25%. We are currently down 9% of our original debt so I might have to reword that one. As it stands we need to get to 34% to complete the goal. Update next month when my loan payments have posted.

61. Get drivers license I've been driving a few times this week. Probably not today because it's pouring rain out. I want to have my license before Christmas.

Okay, I think that's it for this week. Hopefully I can at least cross one off soon!

My (latecoming) explanation of my blog

I've decided to do the 101 things in 1001 days challenge. Basically you come up with a list of 101 things you want to do and challenge yourself to do them 1001 days. Simple right? We'll see how it goes.

I also felt the need to delete my Xanga blog, which is another long story, so I'm going to use this as a vent space when I need it too. In other words, this blog is a mishmash of me. Big surpise.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

1. Send a secret into postsecret
2. create something to decorate over loveseat
3. Buy/make a jewelry box
4. Finish Gilmore girls collection
5. Make fingerless gloves for Mom
6. Get something so I can workout in front of TV
7. Try spinning
8. Take a self defense class
9.Take a dance class
10.Make a blanket for my office
11. destash supplies until they fit in designated areas
12. Finish quilt
13. Start a french self-study or class
14. Buy a DS
15. Buy a new car
16. Replace work out VHS with DVD's
17. Spend a 3 day weekend away with DH
18. Crochet a summer dress or sweater
19. Clean out harddrive
20. Declutter CD's
21. Sew a piece of clothing (wearable!)
22. Sew a purse
23. Change name on student loans
24. Finish filing for permanent residency
25. Close down secondary bank accounts
26. Write will
27. Get added to DH's bank accounts
28. Find 10 alternate funding sources for PhD program
29. Take child infant CPR
30. Go one week without coffee
31. Switch to environmentally safe cleaning products
32. Clean out laundry room closet
33. Buy convertor box for TV
34. Put up curtains in spare room
35. Buy metal water bottle to replace Nalgene container
36. Get a pedicure
37. Get a manicure
38. Take scenic train ride with DH
39. Decide what to do with wedding dress
40. Go one cycle only using cloth pads
41. Make bag for rags
42. Make magnetic spice jars for fridge
43. Catalog CD's
44. Update DVD catalog
45. Buy subscription to Rachel Ray magazine
46. Buy subscription to Interweave crochet
47. Burn Wedding video onto DVD
48. Finish stuffed tiger for DH
49. Finish beaded bracelets
50. Plant a herb garden
51. Get my brain age down to 25
52. Read through communication book with DH
53. Reduce debt load by 25%
54. Create Cirriculum Vitae
55. Update resume
56. Change SIN card to correct name
57. Go to dentist for checkup and cleaning
58. Read bible all the way through
59. Renew Passport
60. Organize keepsakes for scrapbook
61. Get driver's license
62. Do mending
63. Take the GRE
64. Finish outline for book
65. Get information for at least 4 top pick PhD programs
66. Make filing system for articles
67. Make digital copies of notes
68. Buy new PDA
69. Finish wedding scrapbook
70. Make a laceweight clapotis
71. Declutter kitchen cabinets
72. Backup picture files
73. Catalog family books
74. Catalog novels
75. Catalog resource books
76. Finish Sweater
77. Finish at least one craftalong
78. Make a cheesecake from scratch
79. Learn to do broomstick lace
80. Weave a ductape purse or wallet
81. Submit at least 5 articles for publishing consideration
82. Host a major holiday dinner
83. Check my credit score
84. Get a credit card to build credit with
85. Read at least 3 original political sources
86. Get back into a size 4
87. Get a library card
88. Buy a set of interchangeable knitting needles
89. Buy storage baskets for under coffee table
90. Move
91. Read the lord of the rings triology
92. Read 50 books and journal about them
93. Look into information regarding citizenship (even if I really don't want to)
94. Work out at least 15 minutes a day for 1 month
95. Handdye my own yarn
96. Knit a pair of socks
97. Go see a theatre production
98. Buy myself flowers
99. Plant my mini mums
100. Attend a Jewish service
101. Go 21 days without complaining